How To Keep Positive and Continue on Your Dream Despite Yourself

Pretty sparkly things… fireworks that is. I spent the holiday week working too much, enjoying my parents visiting from So. Cal., and having a totally fun 4th/Birthday with Cath, despite the colder weather. My jewelry table has been doubling as brainstorming central for many ventures (thank goodness for laptops)and though the wire, beads and tools are surrounding me, very little jewelry making got done. I did manage to focus on the descriptions for a whole 2 hours.

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Copyright R.Mabry Photography (thanks hon!)

Have you ever been entrenched in an idea to the point of detriment? I am getting close to that with my focus on positive energy. I know what you are thinking. How can you possibly have too much positive energy? For me lately it’s listening to the slowly diminishing “negative” voice that typically interrupts the positive thoughts. This change alone is quite the interesting experience. Or having the opportunity to watch the visualizations that I focused on in the last week start to come into reality.

If you are struggling with the next step of your plan, looking for the “how”, I can offer you a few stepping stones I have used on my path. Believe me, I’m still refining and working them along the way.

  1. Write down a plan: sounds way too simple but I’ve found the practice can help focus what you really want. Sometimes this is the most eye opening for me.
  2. Pull out all the stops: why limit your dreams? Put the BIG idea out there. The Universe has to know what it needs to provide.
  3. Let yourself enjoy the concept: No one knows the future, so who knows what you are capable of? You can try to talk yourself out of it, but leave that to others. Your energy can be used for good stuff instead.
  4. Put down some action steps: watch out for the first one, it’s a doosy! If that is your first reaction to even the concept of taking action, try baby steps. You may not win the race, but the path will still be there for you to follow everyday.

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans” – Folk Proverb

I love anyone with a twisted sense of humor. Be sure to give God (the Universe… whatever works for you) a good chuckle and let your plans be known.

Enjoy the warmth and sparkle of the world – Heather

(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.  Heather’s post day is Thursday and her newly launched jewelry site is For Your Adornment)

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Oh and I still need to send my thank yous, but I should also post here for all to see: thank you for my birthday! Thank you for the book! Thank you and Ray and Jake for freezing with me and Brian to watch the fireworks and for the warm coffee and the head scarf and the ride and the cheesecake… and on and on and on for all you do.
    (Um Cath, what did you do for Heather’s birthday? Uh, I gave her a coffee mug) Picture if you will a tall, redheaded woman holding her fingers to her forehead in the shape of an L …

  • Dawnda, the horror writer

    I love your post! It’s funny how we go through live learning how to proceed and succeed but we forget all along the way. Thanks for the reminder! Think I’ll write that plan out tonight.

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    This is a great post Heather. You know I did ask for a home that all the kids would want to hang out at, I just forgot that the universe has a sense of humor and I neglected to set the size, so here I am surrounded by kids in the home the size of a cat box. I keep telling myself, BE VERY SPECIFIC BE VERY SPECIFIC. OIY.